Design with Harper and Blake : Dalmatian

 

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Do you dare to go Dalmatian? This week at Harper & Blake we’re going dotty over our newest animal print case. This fun print has been created in a soft off white,  set against a pattern of unique brush marks which are reminiscent of both a Dalmatian’s coat and splashes of black ink which will show off  both the bold and artistic sides to your personality.

Design with Harper & Blake : The Neon Granite Case

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This week at Harper & Blake we’re introducing the stylish new Neon Granite Case! Inspired by the texture of granite rock but with a quirky twist, this case features a cool pink base flecked with abstract shapes in bright Crimson and Blue true to your inner Blake , as well as understated Mustard and Greens reflecting any Harper. This case provides the perfect balance between elegance and edginess and is sure to go with any outfit!

 

Design with Harper & Blake : Zebra Panther

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The newest Zebra Panther phone case here at Harper & Blake features a quirky combination of a pale and summery Zebra Print with a striking Leopard print! Coming in deep blues and stunning orange, this case is inspired by traditional Ikat patterns and will bring the style of Blake to any phone. This case is available for most smartphones including the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, Samsung S8 and Google Pixel XL.

Design with Harper & Blake : Striking Leopard Print

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Here at Harper & Blake we’re feeling summer ready with the new arrival of the
eye-catching Leopard phone case!  Inspired by traditional Indonesian Ikat prints, this bold leopard design in contrasting tropical green and cool pink is sure to give you an exciting summer look with a twist. This case is also available in a stunning deep blue and vivid orange combination on harperandblake.co.uk  . 

Design with Harper & Blake: Coral Treasure and Around The Circle

Design with Harper & Blake (#DesignWithHB) is a campaign aimed at bringing you our latest original designs weekly all influenced by the world around us, taking final form in our two contrasting alter-egos, Harper & Blake.

This week we bring to you two very ‘cool for the summer designs’ guaranteed to add print and style to any look; morning, noon or night, Harper or Blake.

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The first of the two, and Harper & Blake Stylist Sophie Drury’s personal favourite for this week is Coral Treasure iPhone Case . A cool, calm and collected print perfect for any Harper or Blake. The simplicity of the block colours with the delicate placement of the print is a look to be lusted really making the print live up to its name. Black, turquoise and gold compliment each other making this the perfect accessory to match any outfit. Whether you’re wanting to place colour pairing with an all monochrome look or go all out and colour/print clash like a true Blake fan would this print is definitely one for you!

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The second design we bring to you this week is Around the Circle iPhone Case, a colourful print with a playful touch it takes inspiration from all things summer. Although simplicity is key, the colour blocking design really packs a punch with its off balanced layout and contrasting colour scheme making it the perfect piece to add life to an overall look.

We’re in love with both of this weeks prints, we just can’t decide between the two! Are you a Harper or Blake?

For more prints, visit the Harper & Blake website.

Harper & Blake Introduces: Cassandre Desbonnets

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This week’s ‘Harper & Blake Introduces’ brings to you the colourful and creative Cassandre Desbonnets, our new print designer taking Harper & Blake and London by storm! 

Originally growing up in the countryside of France, Cassandre left to follow her love of travel, discovering new people and other cultures. With simple tastes, Cassandre spends her time walking in parks, going to the cinema and reading books – a girl after our own hearts! What makes this mind stand out is her love and passion for colour, fashion and textile design.

After completing a master’s degree in textile design and art direction, the french native traveled to London to undertake a work placement with renowned designer Mary Katrantzou. It was there she made her decision to stay in this dynamic city which then lead to begin her work with Harper & Blake.

Currently working on our latest campaign, #DesignWithHarperAndBlake the prints are a reflection of Cassandre’s inspiration and design philosophy. Cassandre explores the worlds of Harper & Blake daily. Creating print stories behind two entities resulting to the perfect storm of minimal and edgy, simple and bright.

At Harper & Blake we live by the mantra “take inspiration from everything”. This is something Cassandre herself believes and feels everything can be an inspiration: the tones of a wall, the colour palette of a florist shop, an architecture shape or a print on a piece of clothing. Often found wandering around design and art exhibitions (the Barbican centre being her favourite in London) Cassandre finds inspiration for the great ways she incorporates design composition, shapes and concepts into her prints. From taking walks around the bustling city, to relaxing in the breathtaking parks, the designer constantly looks to the colours and textures around her.

Last week’s Harper & Blake print, Spring Bamboo is a reflection of exactly this. The colourful and bold floral print is inspired by the blooming of flowers in the spring. The second print designed for last week’s ‘#DesignWithHarperAndBlake’ reveal is Speckled Ink. The designer channeled her inner Harper style to create a hand painted design for all lovers of simplicity and minimalism.

Given Cassandres experience in the fashion industry, we trust her to create high quality designs. Following on from our SS16 scarf collection “Predators” which made its debut in February at London Fashion week, Cassandre has started working on our SS17 collection. Without spoiling the surprise, the topic of the collection is beautiful and dangerous nature, and will be a smooth transition from the previous Predators, but with completely different stories. We cannot wait to see what’s to come.

We would like to think that our future is bright with Cassandre and one which we are thrilled to have this up and coming designer include in.

Harper & Blake wouldn’t be what it is today without the creative minds working behind it. ‘Harper & Blake Introduces’ hopes to share these minds with you!

Harper & Blake: the perfect storm

Harper & Blake, an entity of two very different styles combine to make a fierce collection of accessories. With the combination of Harper’s minimalistic edge and Blake’s outgoing and colorful style, together, they create a unique blend of prints.

Harper is the minimalist. A lover of sophistication, modern shapes and sharp colors. Harper is a determined individual with a knack for organization, believing simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Blake is wild. Blake’s outgoing nature is all about color, patterns and unusual prints. Blake is free as a bird and finds inspiration everywhere. A believer in quirkiness and seeing the world in color.

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Together, Harper & Blake create the ultimate collaboration of two individual styles and attitudes to create an accessories collection for all women. With a mission to make women feel confident and empowered the collaboration exudes boldness and sophistication with an edge. Harper & Blake’s collection debut of fashion scarves for the Autumn Winter 2016 collection titled ‘Predators’ is the perfect blend of the two attitudes. The collection  showcases the two personalities into one cohesive collection of modern scarves with bold colors and prints.

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Along with the printed silk scarves collection, Harper & Blake also collaborate to create unique designs for mobile cases. Printed designs are created each week with a goal to inspire and to bring out individual personalities. Each week inspiration for the prints are posted leading up to the reveal of the new designed mobile case. Every print is designed with the attitudes and styles of Harper & Blake in mind.

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So the question is, are you a Harper or a Blake?

Showcase Preparations

With only a day left until our London Fashion Week A/W 16 showcase tomorrow, we’ve been incredibly busy putting the finishing touches to the venue and dealing with the last-minute details and we just wanted to take a moment to remind you that there are still free tickets available at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harper-blake-london-fashion-week-aw16-presentation-tickets-20862490270

The event venue is the London HOUSE studio on Holywell Lane, right in the heart of the artistic and cultural London hotspot of Shoreditch.

We hope to see you there!

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Harper & Blake AW16 Collection Overview

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Earlier this week, we revealed that we are launching our first collection of scarves for the Autumn Winter 16.

The collection, titled “Predators”, is inspired by nature and its wild animals and features references to the key foundations of our brand which are strength and ambition.

The collection features eight original hand drawn silk scarves. Four of the scarves are of minimalistic style to reflect Harper’s personality and the other four are edgier to reflect Blake’s personality.

All of the prints have been designed by hot print designer, Alina Zamanova who once worked under the print textile department at Alexander McQueen. Prints within the collection include birds, leopard, crocodile and octopus.

Currently, the scarf designs are being printed onto fabric at Silk Bureau and we plan to have some samples made next week in time for a photo shoot.